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The Message Builder My Action Plan
The Message Builder MAP (My Action Plan) is your guide to reinforcing and remembering what you learned in our Workshop. Each of the 12 (podcast style) audio files and corresponding PDF (read along) are aligned with the topics you learned in class, plus a couple BONUS ones! As you listen and continue your improvement, please look for something you can implement and change in your communication.
Remember... nothing improves until something changes!
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Lesson 1: What's your Purpose? Who is the Audience?
"If you don't know where you're going, you might end up some place else." - Yogi Berra. Listen and follow along on the importance of connecting with your audience with a defined purpose. Learn the simple steps here!
Lesson 2: What is your, Six-Word Story?
Get refreshed on a powerful tool to make sure your message is aligned, focused, and easy to follow.
Lesson 3: Open with Power
Follow along and learn the iSpeak CABA method for opening a presentation. By including these 4 simple ingredients you will capture the audience's attention and give them a reason to listen!
Lesson 4: Close with Confidence
Learn how to leave them wanting more with the iSpeak MAS formula for closing a presentation. This is not a grand finale, like a fireworks show, but it does provide proper punctuation to wrap up your message.
Lesson 5: Structure and Organization with the Rule of 3 - Method 1
This lesson walks you through one of several several methods to structure the body of your message for the greatest impact with your audience.
Lesson 6: Organize to Focus on Results - Method 2
Adding on to the previous lesson, here is another method to structure and organize your message so your audience will be focused on Results.
Lesson 7: Guide My Brain with What, Why, How - Method 3
The third structure method creates a message that leads your audience's brain and heart in an easy to follow way.
Lesson 8: Give Your Message Balance - Method 4
This fourth method to structuring your message creates a complete, focused, and balanced approach to your recap or feedback.
Lesson 9: 9-Minute Powerful Presentations
You don't need 30 minutes or even 60 minutes to give a powerful presentation. You just need to know how to keep their attention!
Lesson 10: Bonus Lesson 1 - Colorful Ways to Grab the Audience's Attention
We share with you two ways to add color to your message to keep your audience's attention.
Lesson 11: Bonus Lesson 2 - How to Tell Better Stories
In this lesson we offer several tips to consider when incorporating stories into your presentation. These are fundamental techniques you can implement immediately to improve your own stories.
Lesson 12: Keep the Improvement Alive!
Not only have you learned, you've reinforced. Now it's time to keep moving forward!
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